Audi has installed it on their cars a special software that allowed you to change data on emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere. This was stated by the Minister of transport of Germany Alexander Dobrindt.
The software was activated at the moment when the car passed technical inspection. We are talking about 24 thousands of the Audi A8 and A7 with diesel engines manufactured between 2009 and 2013, TASS reported citing local media.
Audi is part of Volkswagen group, who was previously convicted of the same fraud.
We will remind, in November 2016 in the U.S. against Audi company was served a class action lawsuit.
In a lawsuit filed by law firm Hagens Berman of Seattle on behalf of owners of cars of Audi, it is alleged that the company manipulated test results for compliance of engines with environmental standards, writes Deutsche Welle.
Speech, in particular, about the cars A6, A8, Q5, Q7 and probably about other models with automatic transmission. The plaintiffs require the company to pay compensation and to adjust inflated cost of cars, the statement said Hagens Berman.
The illegal software was discovered by the Californian air resources Board (CARB) in cars Audi is equipped with petrol engine and automatic transmission.